Reviews: Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet in Brighton

‘One of the best performances of [Mozart's oboe quartet] that I have heard in a long time. Daniel brought out the heart-breaking sadness of the Adagio, before launching into the dancing rondo finale, with all four players now clearly enjoying themselves. Daniel nailed the famously challenging semiquaver passage-work here, and even managed to point a few cheeky […]

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Reviews: Nicholas Daniel plays Strauss oboe concerto in Brighton

Sunday 2 November, Brighton Dome: Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth ‘Best was Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, so gentle and beguiling as played by the ever popular Daniel.’ - Andrew Connal, The Latest ‘Daniel was more than equal to the physical and technical challenges in the Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto In D Major, showing great […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and Britten Sinfonia in Tavener’s Kaleidoscopes at Milton Court

‘Adams’s ‘shaking’ recalls the ecstatic trances of the early Shakers, and segued neatly into Tavener’s oboe concerto, Kaleidoscopes, with its celestial, high-trilling solo part. Daniel stood in the centre of four string quartets, directing and performing this virtuoso tour de force with extraordinary focus and grace. Kaleidoscope shares the symbolic four compass-point arrangement with Tavener’s Flood of Beauty premiered by the Britten […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and the Carducci Quartet, Grassington Festival, June 2014

This was a wonderful evening of stunning chamber music. The Carducci String Quartet is a top class ensemble and the Gala Concert programme had something for everyone. Haydn String Quartet Op33 No.2 in E flat ” the Joke”This was the perfect piece with which to begin the concert and set the mood right from the start […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and Charles Owen, Ryedale Festival, July 2014

Sunday 6th found us at the Sam Wanamaker theatre for a concert featuring the baroque oboe, and the following Sunday featured a modern oboe in an equally remarkable setting, the Saloon at Duncombe Park, the stately home on the fringes of Helmsley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The oboe being played here was, as […]

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